The Prologue of Ohrid : Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections and Homilies for Every Day of the Year (2 volumes, complete set)

ST. NIKOLAI VELIMIROVIC

Published by Serbian Orthodox Diocese Western America January 2002, 2002
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Written in 1928 by a saintly Serbian bishop in Ochrid, the ancient Orthodox city in Macedonia, this synaxarion, or calendar of the church year, contains the life of a saint or several saints for each day, followed by a brief homily by Bishop Nikolai. Here are endless treasures of lessons in sanctity, for personal or liturgical reading. We turn at random to an entry for March 30, on which St. John Climacus is commemorated-- and also a saint whose name is known only to God, but to us as ''an Uncondemning Monk'': ''This monk died joyfully because he had never in his life condemned anyone. He was lazy, careless, disinclined to prayer, but throughout his entire life he had never judged anyone. And when he lay dying he was full of joy. The brethren asked him how he could die so joyfully with all his sins, and he replied: 'I have just seen the angels, and they showed me a page with all my many sins. I said to them: The Lord said, ''Judge not, that ye be not judged.'' I have never judged anyone and I hope in the mercy of God, that He will not judge me. And the angels tore up the sheet of paper.' Hearing this, the monks wondered at it and learned from it.'' 4 volumes bound as 2, 1450 pp. 2 VOLUME SET. New. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: St Nikolai of Zica (Velimirovic) (1880-1956) has been called the "Serbian Chrysostom" for his theological depth and golden-tongued eloquence. Now for the first time, a complete and unabridged English translation of St. Nikolai's Prologue of Ohrid has been made available. St. Nikolai's Prologue has become a much-loved spiritual classic for Orthodox Christians worldwide. An inspirational source-book of the Orthodox Faith, it contains within its pages a summation of the Church's wisdom and Her experience of sanctity through the Grace of Jesus Christ. Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections and Homilies are presented for every day of the year. St. Nikolai's beautiful Hymns have never before appeared in English. This is the first of the two volumes of the Prologue from Ohrid, covering the months from January through June.

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Title: The Prologue of Ohrid : Lives of Saints, ...
Publisher: Serbian Orthodox Diocese Western America January 2002
Publication Date: 2002
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